Glass plate negative of an ox drawn timber jinker drawn by bearded man

Made in Australia, Oceania

This collection of glass plate negatives was acquired by the Museum in the 1980s and appears to have been made by a Sydney based photographic studio from around 1880 through to 1920. The images are on both whole and half plate negatives and many of the larger images are of a high quality.

The subjects covered by the images relate strongly to a number of the Museum’s collecting fields. Leisure and the performing arts are represented by a group of unusual boxing and fencing photographs, stage set...


Glass plate negative (1 of 193), ox drawn timber jinker led by a bearded man, glass, photographer possibly Arthur Phillips, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1900

Landscape-format, black and white glass plate negative depicting an ox-drawn timber jinker with wooden wheels. The bearded driver stands against the front wheel. A small hut with chimney is visible behind the cart.


165 mm
215 mm


The photographic glass plate negative was photographed in Sydney, New South Wales and produced in Australia, c. 1900. There have been suggestions that the Phillips collection of photographs was created by Harry Phillips, (1873-1944), an early twentieth century photographer born in Ballarat and best known for his photographs of the Blue Mountains. Recent museum research has shown that the photographer Harry J. Phillips, the uncle of Raymond W. Phillips, was born in Sydney in 1872. There does not appear to be any connection between the families of the Ballarat-born Harry Phillips and Harry J. Phillips.

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